COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

Lorenzo Alocen he was 84 years old. At the time he was not only an absolute international but also one of the first cases of longevity in the history of Spanish basketball, since he played in the then National League until he was 37 years old.

Born on July 23, 1937 in Zaragoza, Alocén trained in the ranks of the Club Náutico Helios, signed for Real Madrid, later played at the Picadero in Barcelona and finished his career at the Círcol Catòlic de Badalona in the 1973-74 season. In 1965, with CN Helios, he was the top scorer in the League.

With Real Madrid he was twice League champion, once in the Cup and twice European runner-up.

He made his debut with the National Team in 1961, the year he participated in his first Eurobasket. In total he added 69 absolute caps, was an Olympian in the 1968 Games in Mexico and was part of the National Team that won the silver medal in the 1963 Mediterranean Games in Naples.

For the history not only of Spanish basketball but of the World Cup it will remain his ‘autocanasta’ devised by Pedro Ferrándiz in a round of 16 match of the 1962 European Cup played by Real Madrid in Varese, thanks to which the Madrid team avoided extra time and in the second leg, in Madrid, they qualified for the next round. That action forced FIBA ??to modify the Regulations.

The FEB wants to send its deepest condolences to family and friends.

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